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BC government eHealth fraud case back in court in May

A lawyer acting on behalf of three men charged in a British Columbia health ministry fraud and breach of trust investigation made a brief appearance in provincial court this morning.

Special prosecutor John Waddell last month recommended four charges against former assistant deputy minister of health Ron Danderfer, four against former Fraser Health Authority network services manager James Taylor and eight against doctor and business owner Jonathan Burns.

The charges include allegations that Burns offered benefits to Danderfer and Taylor in exchange for government business, offers that they accepted.

The case was put over until May 21 to give the defense more time to review the disclosure made by Waddell.

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